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trouble. >> next week. >> coming up next week. >> thanks, doctors. >> guys, the psa test. we'll talk about that. all right, doctors, thank you. >> that's going to do it for us. >> thank you for watching every sunday here on "sunday housecall." we saved this man's life. i'm very proud we now have no p.o.w.s left in afghanistan and the president should be proud of it also. >> how many soldiers lost their lives to capture those five taliban terrorists that we just released? >> after five years in captivity, bowe bergdahl is headed back to the u.s. will those five gitmo detain knees return to the battlefield? and congressman doug lam born -- v.a. secretary eric shinseki is out, but massive problems at
the v.a. remain. all seem to agree quick action is needed, but what exactly should be done? we'll have a live report. and a sudanese woman sentenced to death for being a christian may not be executed after all. all of that plus regulation nation, the scoop on more epa coal regulations due out this week. i'm shannon green, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. after nearly five years in captivity, sergeant bowe bergdahl is now at a u.s. military hospital in germany. the only remaining american prisoner of the afghan war was freed yesterday in a swap for five high-level taliban detainees at guantanamo bay. bergdahl's parents have worked hard to keep their son's story in the public's eye. hi, dan. >> reporter: yeah, hi, shannon.
bob and janey are expected to talk here at an army national guard base in boise in about two and a half hours. they're en route from washington, d.c. where they joined president obama yesterday for the announcement. and when word broke, when the thuz was finally released that bowe bergdahl was back in u.s. hands, it was joy all over idaho and especially in his hometown of haily, population near 7,000. signs never came down and now the signs say prayers answered. even when it looked bleak, this town never gave up hope. >> the family's very resilient. the community has not waivered in its commitment to get him freed. and so today was just -- i think everybody burst into tears or couldn't get a silly grin off their faces. it's long coming. it's been five years. we're just so relieved and grateful that he's been freed. >> reporter: the only images of bowe bergdahl over those years
were from several propaganda videos released by terrorist groups affiliated with al qaeda in pakistan. bergdahl looked thin and disoriented as he begged for his life. his parents became critical of the obama administration for not doing more to bring him home. a prisoner swap was always -- his disillusion with the army and war. his parents never gave up. bob grew a beard and made a video message directed at the taliban. now after tweeting a couple days ago, "i am still working to free all guantanamo prisoners. god will pay for the death of every afghan child." the bergdahl family has full support back home. >> i was always confident this day would come. i know bowe. he worked for me. there's not a single person that's not touched by bowe in
his personality and his presence. >> reporter: no one can say exactly when he'll be back in his home state of idaho. we can tell you there will be a june celebration whether he's here or not. that was scheduled anyway. he was taken on june 30th, so every year on that anniversary they had a memorial service if you will to remember that day and remember him. and now they're going to make that a welcome back celebration whether he's here or not. we know he's going to go from germany to a hospital to san antonio, texas. how long that process takes of getting his health back and mental state back, we just don't know. but we know there will be a big celebration here in hailey, idaho. >> dan, thanks for updating us. let's turn to retired general and fox journalist, welcome to you both. good to see you today. general, i want to start with
you. the five taliban detainees released from guantanamo bay, these are not low level message carrying kind of guys. these are senior directors. these are people the taliban specifically asked for. they wanted these five guys. what have we done in swapping them for, of course, the joy of bringing home one of our soldiers? but there's a lot at stake here. >> yeah, certainly. i mean, they are top people. that's why the taliban wanted them released. this negotiation has been going on for two-plus years through the government of qatar. frankly, there are so many at risk here i'm a little disappointed the administration, one, did not go to congress and explain what the conditions are surrounding these five. in other words, are they on house arrest with family? are they restricted for travel? are they restricted use of phone, internet, et cetera? so they can influence a movement. i also think it probably not should have been one year but more likely two years until our troops are out of afghanistan. administration should be
explaining it now and they're not really coming forward with the details of these conditions. >> we heard national security advisor, former ambassador susan rice talking about this morning and not really giving up a lot of details but saying the u.s. is comfortable with this. number members of congress have come forward to say we were supposed to be consulted when this happened. they say there's been bipartisan opposition to this deal for the two years it's been talked about. plenty of controversy along with the celebration of bowe bergdahl being released. you've heard and i've heard from a number of members of the military who are very worried about this saying there are lives being risked to fight the taliban. how many have been lost? and now these five guys we don't know where they'll end up, but our research shows about 30% of those released from guantanamo bay have either been confirmed by the intelligence community to be re-engaged in terrorism or suspected, heavily suspected of doing so, rick. >> even the u.n. has classified these guys as bad guys. when the u.n. does it, you know
it's a very serious situation. the more we find out about this prisoner swap, the more we realize that this was an emotional and political decision, not necessarily a national security decision. i spoke to a soldier this morning who served with bowe bergdahl. and he specifically told me that bowe walked away. that he deserted the military. and he went to the taliban. so i think there's a lot of questions that remain. i think reporters absolutely deserve -- have a responsibility to go look at the details surrounding this. because i'm concerned with the national security decisions being made by the obama administration. there's no question the family and even bowe's father they're going to say and do anything to get their son back. that is absolutely justifiable. but president obama has a responsibility to make decisions for all of americans and to do it with national security concerns at the top criteria.
>> and, general, there are those openly worrying that this sets a precedent that our troops only become that much more attractive to the enemy who thinks we can use these guys in negotiations and get back everything and everyone that we want. are you worried about that? >> i'm not very worried about that. the fact of the matter is we win every fight that we're in. and that's when you lose people and become pws. that's why we've had so few of these. our aircraft does not get shot down very often. that's another way we have lost people. i don't think that's the issue. i think the real issue is these five and the conditions. i also don't believe -- i think it's a false issue to say negotiating with terrorists is the taliban government we depose them. they became insurgent group to retake the country. we've been in negotiations with them for two years, you know, dealing with reconciliation. so i think it's appropriate to use a third party, the qatar
government, as much as reagan used israelis to negotiate the release of flight 847, those hostages that we had. and this is a time of war. and it is a pow exchange. now, we don't like the other part of the deal, for sure, with these five. and as i said before, the conditions, i don't think, are right. >> rick, very quickly. former ambassador rice said this morning that time was of the essence when asked and pressed about why congress wasn't brought into this. she said something to the effect of how much worse would we have felt if little window of opportunity was open and we missed it. how do you respond? >> well, congress gave up their right to be authorizing these prisoner exchanges in 2014. so they really shouldn't be complaining. but the one thing i want to quickly ask is i think that it's really important that we have these discussions totally about national security, not emotional ones. there are too many things at stake. i don't agree that we've looked at the situation for what's best for all americans.
>> all right. rick, general, good to see you both. thank you, sirs. >> always good being here, shannon. just days after giving birth a sudanese woman sentenced to die for her christian faith could reportedly be freed. that is according to a sudanese foreign ministry official speaking to the bbc. members of the international community have voiced their outrage at this sentence. her case is also once again raising questions about why the white house is missing a key voice in this conversation. for months the state department post of ambassador at large for international religious freedom has been empty. despite the administration's numerous assurances that it is a key priority and that the white house will soon name a nominee. we're going to debate that decision a little later in the show. despite v.a. secretary eric shinseki's resignation many lawmakers are calling for a deeper investigation into the problems within v.a. hospitals nationwide. peter has more. >> reporter: shannon, the sunday shows were saturated with outrage from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, that's become common on capitol hill
since revelations of long waits at v.a. hospitals came to light. but now we're also starting to hear some ideas about ways to fix the veterans affairs department. >> why should a veteran have to get into a van and ride three hours to get to phoenix in order to have a routine medical care taken care of? why doesn't that veteran have a card and go to the care giver that he or she needs and wants? and that's the solution to this problem is flexibility to the veteran to choose their health care, just like other people under other health care plans have -- are able to do. >> reporter: so that's one way to fix things in the future chlgt but lawmakers also want punishment for what happened in the past. and that includes the possibility of prison. >> in many parts of the country are the v.a. simply do not have the doctors and the saf to make sure that veterans got timely care, the system was then gamed, which is absolutely reprehensible, which must be
dealt with through criminal prosecution and bureaucratic reshuffling. >> reporter: now that officials have had several weeks to investigate wrongdoing at the v.a., defense secretary chuck hagel says the problems are systemic and when more facts are available the pentagon is going to work with the veterans affairs department to fix that system as soon as possible. shannon. >> peter, thank you very much. and for more on the turmoil at the v.a., let's go to congressman republican from colorado who sits on the house veterans affairs committee. congressman, thank you for your time today. >> hello. >> all right. let's talk about the fact that this is not something new. for years there have been numerous inspector general reports about these wait times. there was a task force under president george w. bush. the president talked about this while he was campaigning and during his first term about the outrage in getting something done. why is it taking so long for this actually to come to light, to capture public attention and now to have the outrage of both sides of the aisle? >> well, some of the previous
reports were about the waiting time for the backlog of getting claims processed. that's a whole different story. this thing about falsified waiting lists is really a pretty new development. and i think that's why there's bipartisan outrage. this has caught everyone by surprise. we didn't know that this was going on. this has been covered up. and is an outrage. so when this came to light, this is like the last straw. >> let's talk about the funding issue. there are those on the hill who have said we need more money. we see the statistics i think since 2006 the budget for the v.a. has nearly doubled in just six, seven years. some say money is not the issue. it's about mismanagement, it's about accountability. where do you think the problem lies? >> well, it's an executive branch failure. the president himself needs to get more engaged on this issue. where is he? and a lot of more people need to resign or be fired other than eric shinseki. congress has given so much money
to the v.a., they can't even spend it all. this year they're going to turn back $450 million that they don't know how to spend. they've had billion-dollar surpluses in the recent past. you know, the v.a. -- excuse me, the veterans population in this country has tripled in the last 13 years even though with world war ii generation passing away we have now fewer veterans than we used to have in this country. >> what do you make of suggestions that it's time to privatize the v.a.? obviously one of the solutions we've heard from the v.a. over the last couple of weeks is they will permit service members to seek private care, non-v.a. care. we know that happened to the tune of billions of dollars last year. it is an option that a lot of service members say they were never told about, but we know it's how much more of that will happen? and is it in your opinion a good idea to consider privatizing the entire system? >> well, we need to really step toward the fee basis approach where it's like a voucher. a veteran can go to wherever the health care is most easily
available. the v.a. has money for that. but they make it very difficult for the veterans. they shouldn't put so many roadblocks in the way. some didn't even know it was available. so that -- incentives need to change. incentives also need to change within the bureaucracy. rather than pushing numbers to get a bonus or something like that, they should focus more on outcomes, not on numbers but on good outcomes. >> as these investigations continue, and there are several pending at this point, probably more to come, do you think there is criminal liability in some of these cases, possibly? do you think people not only should get fired, which people have questions about why that's been so difficult to do, but do you think some people should have to face going to jail? >> if criminal laws are violated, absolutely. one thing that really caught my attention with the interim report by the office of the inspector general that we got earlier this week is that they're now subpoenaing the records, the autopsies, the
medical records and death certificates of the 40 veteran who is died while on a waiting list. now, we don't know yet if they died because they were on a waiting list. but when we get to the bottom of that, if we see there are any deaths involved, that really needs to be followed up by criminal prosecution. >> and, congressman, since we have you i want to ask you about the release of bowe bergdahl after five years in captivity. obviously good news, but concerns from a number of your colleagues in congress saying we were never notified about this. the administration says key members of congress were notified. for the release of those five members of the taliban, high ranking officials, what's your take on notification to congress and the overall deal? >> well, the administration needs to follow the law. they need to be more transparent. i'm also on the armed services committee, and i didn't know that this was pending. i didn't know that there was a possible swap going on. the president is doing
everything he can to downplay and close guantanamo. and that's a big mistake. we don't want those people brought onto u.s. soil. and this is just one more step in that direction. he hates guantanamo. if the terrorists out there in this world didn't have guantanamo to complain about, they would find something else equally to blame us for. >> congressman, always good to see you. thank you, sir. >> you are sure welcome. well, it's the first day of hurricane season. weather machine will tell you what experts are predicting, plus get you today's weather right after the break. and could the nsa be running a facial recognition software on a slew of your images? we'll tell you more about that next. and a little later you're going to meet a woman on the front lines of the heroic task of healing our nation's wounded veterans. find out how and why she decided to answer this call of duty. with diabetes, it's tough to keep life balanced.
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believe that the program's technological advances could revolutionize the way the nsa finds targets around the world. it's unclear how many people and how many americans may have been caught up in this effort. it is the first day of hurricane season. strong storms expected to hit parts of the great plains today bringing large hail and damaging wind. our weather machine in the fox weather center with all of the forecast and news. hi. >> hi, shannon, yes, june 1st. if you can believe it we're watching a couple things out there. first talk about the strong storms for bringing potential for flooding across the northern plains and upper midwest. flash flood watches and warnings are posted where we could receive two to four inches in a very short period of time. and the severe threat across the great plains, hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, in this big chunk across the plains. if you live in the area shaded in yellow, listen to your local weather stations. and the tropics are hot,
especially across the pacific. we're watching this area of disturbed weather, which we think is going to develop. and then some of this moisture we think has the potential to move into the gulf of mexico this week. today is the first official day of hurricane season. so we're going to monitor this for the bay of campeche. and maybe some of that moisture moving into florida and the carolinas. the first named storm will be arthur. shannon, back to you. >> i might know someone who has the middle name arthur. >> really? >> here's your clue. >> oh, my goodness. >> well, it will not be -- it will be a very mild-mannered storm. >> thank you so much. >> okay. all right. a new round of so-called green regulations due out tomorrow. critics say they are just the latest in the war on coal. we'll update you in our regulation nation segment just ahead. plus, he was held for five years, now u.s. sergeant bowe
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ministry official who said the woman wlo just gave birth to a daughter last week will be released in the next few days. the philadelphia inquirer says one of its co-owners is among the seven people who were killed in a fiery plane crash in massachusetts last night. authorities say the private plane was taking off when it ran off the runway and burst into flames. and phil mickelson says that after being approached by fbi agents last week, he's cooperating with an insider trading investigation. the hall of fame golfer says he's done "absolutely nothing wrong." those are the top stories right now. back to you. peter, thank you very much. the u.s. won bowe bergdahl's freedom by swapping him for five high level taliban leaders in guantanamo bay. and why wasn't congress given a 30-day notice of the release? we have the latest here in
washington. >> that's right. some serious questions. some members of congress say the president is putting our troops in danger by negotiating with terrorists for the release of bowe bergdahl. the army sergeant was freed earlier today after five years in the hands of the taliban. critics say the president violated the law by not notifying congress within 30 days of the release and this may be setting a dangerous precedent. >> if you negotiate here, you've sent a message to every al qaeda group in the world by the way some are holding u.s. hostages today, that there is some value now in that hostage in a way they didn't have before. that is dangerous. >> five high-level taliban fighters were freed in exchange for bergdahl. they were flown yesterday to qatar. even though some see the exchange as a negotiation with terrorists, secretary of defense who's visiting troops in afghanistan right now said it's all part of the normal process
of getting prisoners of war released from enemy hands. >> i don't think what we did in getting our prisoner of war released in any way would somehow encourage terrorists to take our american servicemen prisoner or hostage. >> details of saturday's release were not relayed to congress because of the urgency of the cooperation. and national security advisor susan rice says there's been plenty of consultation with congress in the past about winning bergdahl's release. shannon. >> steve, thank you very much. for more on this and other hot topics, let's bring in fox news contributor ellen ratner and spokesperson for congressman darrell issa. >> thanks, shannon. >> let's start, ellen, on this issue of what was given in exchange. some say it's the way we do business for negotiating to free an american soldier. others say it does set a dangerous new precedent. >> it's not a new precedent at
all. look at gary powers u-2 spy plane out over russia 1960, released in '62. it was begun under eisenhower, ended under kennedy. i mean, we weren't about to send him home -- or they weren't about to send him home, the russians, on an air flat first class line. i mean, we had to negotiate. we had to give up somebody that we wanted in prison in order to get gary powers back. this has been going on, it's the way business is done. >> is this different? >> this is very different. i think, first of all instead of a one for one exchange you're getting a five for one exchange. the message president obama and the administration said you can take american lives, american hostages, and we'll give you five terrorists. these are five high-level operatives who are very close to osama bin laden who have oversaw mass killings of muslim shiites. these are dangerous people. what's going to happen when they get back out there and their terrorist networks and
continue to plot to kill american lives? >> first of all, qatar does not necessarily want these guys free. they have certain structures they're going to control. they're not the most high-level detainees by any stretch of the imagination, that's why the united states chose these five people to let go. >> my understanding is the taliban asked for these five when they started this discussion a couple years ago. >> well, they put everybody on the table. >> they wanted these guys. >> one was a chief of security, another was close to osama bin laden, these are high-level operatives who have spent their entire lives dedicated to killing innocent people. does anyone really think they're going to stop now that they're going to go be model citizens? >> no, they're not going to be model citizens, but we are going to hopefully be able to control what they do, listen in, which we're very good at at any conversations, and the government is, again, of qatar, does not want these people out on the street. they have very strict regulations as to how they're going to be handled. i think this is the only thing we could have done to get our troops, our troop member back
home. >> a lot of emphasis on hopefully. does anyone have any confidence we'll be able to do that? >> well, they keep track of you and me, i think they can keep track of these guys. >> ambassador rice talking about this today wouldn't spell those out. we have things in place we think we're confident it's going to work. so now we'll wait and see. we've been able to track a number of the detainees who have returned to the battlefield, so we'll see. time will tell. in the meantime let's talk about our other big international story that's getting a lot of attention. mariam abraham, sudanese, she's a doctor, she was sentenced to death pregnant in jail with her younger child, just gave birth to a baby girl a few days ago, and there's been a lot of international outrage. now we're hearing reports, not confirmed, but reports of the bbc she may be released. she may not have to serve out the sentence. she may not indeed be executed for her faith. in the meantime, what more could the u.s., should the u.s. be doing on this front? >> well, i think right now in
the 21st century in 2014 the fact that any woman could be prosecuted and charged with the idea that marrying someone out of their faith is a crime punishable by death or a hundred lashes is absurd. this is happening right now in our society today. and if we're going to have any moral imperative of any kind, we have to knock this stuff off. >> ellen. >> well, first of all our government there have been a lot of complaints to our government, our government shouldn't do anything really because it inflames things. there have been christian groups and people of faith talking to people of faith there. it's against the law to do what they did to her. and the top people in sudan -- i have a project in south sudan, i know that area of the world pretty well. and so the thing that's really worked is these groups talking to each other behind the scenes. yes, they're signatures, but if our government gets involved, it gets crazy. >> in the meantime, our state department has a key position called the ambassador at large for international freedom that
has been empty for months. the president has publicly stated that he intends to get someone nominated soon. he said that last in february. we've repeatedly pushed the white house and state department on that because it is a key voice in this kind of conversation. the u.s. does have a unique position in the world when it comes to talking about freedom and these kinds of cases. curt, we're told again, it's coming, the nomination's coming. >> what are they waiting for? how many more cases have to happen before they realize it is to the benefit of not just our country, but to the world to have that type of voice represented in the international community when stuff like this happens. and the reality is this happens a lot. this isn't just an isolated incident. and it will continue to happen. women will continue to be abused and held against their will and held to a completely different arcane byzantine standard unless the united states and other countries, not just the u.s. alone, other countries begin to step up and actually hold people accountable and send a loud and clear message that all of us here realize this is ridiculous that any woman anywhere would be treated like this. >> ellen, quick final word.
>> actually, we agree with that. i'm not sure a person at the state department is going to make that vast a difference on this particular issue or issue similar. >> all right. but we detected a note of agreement in there. leave it at that. great to see you both. thanks for coming. the obama administration is rolling out new pollution rules for power plants. saving the planet or another round in the role of coal? and straight out of "star trek," tell poration has reality. they've only been able to do it with tiny data. and in most cases a single atom, but it's a start. we'll be back. you told us your number one olive garden dishes.
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tomorrow the obama administration set to announce what could be the most significant environmental regulations in decades. new rules eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from across the country. critics say it will increase costs and damage the economy. no shortage of experts who find the claims of climate change exaggerated. we weigh the evidence on both sides of the divisive topic. >> i have heard scientists say we are the asteroid in this case. >> elizabeth colbert is author of a new book which considers climate change a game changer. what is the sixth extinction? is it happening right now? what's the cause of it? >> well, some people would say we're on the verge of the sixth extinction. some people would say we're pretty deep into it already. and the cause right now is just very simply what we as human beings are doing to the planet changing the basic conditions of
life very dramatically and very rapidly. >> reporter: she also notes the notion of putting co2 into the air, warming the planet, is a hundred years old. but a torrent of new data is poking large holes in the scientific consensus about global warming. >> the dirty little secret is that we're now at 17 years and 8 months of no global warming. their models have failed year in and year out. >> reporter: a study released last month by the non-governmental international panel on climate change looked at greenhouse gases and does not see catastrophe. it says the impact of modestly rising co2 levels has been mostly positive. >> carbon dioxide has not caused weather to become more extreme. and it is not causing polar ice and sea ice to melt. it's not causing sea level rises to accelerate. >> reporter: with both sides armed with their own opinions, their own facts, what is a layperson to do? >> i think a layperson has to seriously question the source of
that information. and when you -- i urge everyone to go on the website of, you know, nasa, and see satellite photos of the arctic sea ice. and they are really quite shocking how much ice has disappeared just in the last 20 years. >> in all of the predictions of the scientists are not just being met, they're being exceeded. >> reporter: skeptics point to observable data, not computer modeling to prove their point. one example the national snow and ice data center finds antarctic sea ice has expanded 3.5 million square miles, the largest on record. shannon. >> all right, doug, thank you very much. as the fallout of the v.a. scandal goes on, thousands of injured vets still need care. coming up, we're going to go inside walter reed with our next guest. a physical therapist who answered an unexpected call of duty to help heal our nation's wounded. you don't want to miss it. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here!
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she worked for years as a physical therapist inside the walter reed army medical center helping those injured by war walk again and really put their lives together. now she's sharing her story and theirs in her new book "run, don't walk." it provides new perspective on the rehabilitation process and at time adds humor along the way. she joins us now. welcome, it's good to have you here. >> thanks for having me. >> now, i don't want to say stumbled, but you made a decision to become a physical therapist and wound up working at walter reed. you never had a master plan to do that. how did it come to be? >> yeah, i didn't have a master plan. i was living in an apartment across the street. my landlord pointed walter reed out to me and just asked, you know, are you working over there? and i thought, well, no, i'm
not. but i really should because, you know, in d.c. you're always looking for an easy commute. >> couldn't get easier than that. >> no. it was an easy commute. but i was definitely completely unprepared for what i was walking into. >> tell us about that because we have so many soldiers who are surviving injuries that may be ten, 15 or 20 years ago there wouldn't be the technology or equipment at the time of their injuries to actually save them and adds to more wounded warriors. >> definitely. you put it very well. i mean, we've never seen people survive these kinds of injuries. by the time walter reed closed in 2011 we rehabilitated three men who had lost all four of their limbs. that's nothing you've ever seen. i worked with a great group of people who really, we all worked together as a team. and, you know, the patients were great. so what can i say?
i was very lucky to be in such a situation where there was so much support and so much spirit. >> well, how much impact did those soldiers have on you? because you're doing work that y tough. you tell a story about having a friend, i think it was, that visited and saw what you were doing and kind of couldn't believe the injuries and the work that you were doing. but it sounds like for you, i mean, you felt it was an honor to be there and it was meaningful work to you. >> it was an honor to be there. and it was very meaningful. it was also very hard. and, you know, many, many times over the years i told my friends i was going to quit. but in the end, you know, i realized i was part of something that was much larger than myself. and that every day when i went to work we were doing something that really mattered. and i just couldn't walk away from that even though it was hard. and it was something that you never stop thinking about. >> and what about the individuals that you worked with over the years? do you build relationships with them? i'm sure that seeing them be able to put their lives back
together to have some physical and emotional healing must be very rewarding. >> oh, it is. and actually yesterday i went to one of my patients alive day parties. and alive day is the anniversary of the day you were injured. his family had a big party for him. it was really nice to be there and see them celebrate. and i know for him it was bittersweet. and for his family as well. but, you know, what a great day for him. especially a week after memorial day. i thought it was very fitting. >> well, we thank you so much for the work that you did and have continued to do with our wounded warriors over time and to be there with them at such an important moment in rehabilitating and helping them to get their lives back. and the book is fantastic. we wish you all the best success with it. thank you for dropping in to preview it with us. >> thank you. rallies throughout the u.s. being held to help a marine who is jailed in mexico. sergeant tamarisi says he fears for his life and that led him to
try to break out of his prison early in his captivity. he describes scaling a nearby cage and then jumping from roof to roof until he reached the front gate. he did surrender when he realed he couldn't get past the tower of guards. he talked exclusively about how he's doing now. >> i pray a lot. whenever i start to feel nervous, i just -- i close my eyes or look down at the ground and i just start praying or i look up at the sky and i start praying. >> he suffers from post-traumatic stress. we'll stay on the case. question now, will those highs last? it's been a long time coming, decades in fact.
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the car was apparently stolen from his grandfather when he reportedly pulled out a gun, cops went in after him. after racing through a park packed with kids, you saw them trying to block him off. nobody was hurt. that team is now in custody. >> touching graduation story. decades in the making. 88-year-old world war ii vet charles waters jr. finally got an achievement he has wade for his whole life. his high school diploma. back in 1943, one month before graduation, charles left high school to join the military. since then he served in the navy, air force, and army. charles thought he was simply representing his generation at liberty high school graduation, but the florida high school was actually surprising him with his diploma. >> i was surprised that i had been looking for for years. >> everyone in the audience was in on the secret, including his wife of 36 years, ruth.
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